What should survivors eat to stay cancer-free?

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Question from LSw: Should we as survivors eat no red meat, eat only organic chicken, avoid coffee, consume no sugar products or eat no soy products? What should we be eating everyday to stay cancer free?
Answers - Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. At this point, the large amount of data clearly show that a plant-based diet can improve overall health, can reduce the risk of cancer — breast cancer — and focusing on one particular food and eliminating it completely is probably not necessary.
Larissa Korde As Diana said, sticking to a healthy dietary pattern rather than focusing on one food is a good idea.
Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. In regard to coffee, a study several years ago looked at the coffee consumption for the women in Sweden because they are the highest coffee consumers in the world, and tried to see if there was a correlation between coffee consumption and breast cancer and found none. I still drink coffee, in addition to green tea.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Nutrition Through the Holidays featured Diana Dyer, M.S., R.D. and Larissa Korde, M.D., M.P.H. answering your questions about what and how much to eat when holiday treats abound.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in October 2009.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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